Enlarged Adenoids - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Enlarged Adenoids. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Coconut Oil

Posted by Lisa (West Sussex) on 02/28/2018

I figured...that substances penetrate through the skin. My daughter is 3 and a half and been suffering with a a thick bacterial build up in one sinus area since may 2016...I have been spreading coconut oil over her nose as she has a developmental delay. She was fine before May 2016, I believe. She had a flu, type illness that left her with a thick, clear mucus slime in her right nostril and as a result of this problem seemed to develop horrifying sleep apnea since then until last week. I'm here as I wanted to see if anyone else had realised the benefits of coconut oil regarding sinus and congestion. I used it and realised that her nose was excreting more mucus and the sinus areas, on her cheeks were red areas that started to show. I want to scream that it works! I knew it! My daughter does not understand to blow her nose. No sleep apnea, no humidifiers or near death multiple times whilst sleeping. Amazing. Truly If only I'd known soon. Our Creator is the best. And the medics didn't know, suggest extracting adenoids, tonsils and steroids spray. Left for nearly two years to suffer as she has. Sorry for mistakes I cannot get back to check..It works. Spread over sinus areas on face a few times per day and I will keep giving a spoonful per day. :)

Dietary Changes

Posted by Shirley (Ma) on 12/29/2017

Regarding children with enlarged adenoids:

I worked as a school nurse for 8 years and found consistently when we removed milk from a child's diet all their swollen tonsils, adenoids, and earaches resolved. When the child resumed drinking milk all inflammation symptoms came back. Replace cow milk with another milk derivative, ie; soy, rice, almond, cashew milk or eliminate all together. If removing dairy resolves symptoms, notify the school and nurse student is dairy sensitive. Wishing you health!

Honey, Ginger, Lemon

Posted by Arun (Sydney) on 02/04/2016


I will share with you both side of the stories here.


My son had Adenoids and snoring problem with recurrent ear infection since he was 2 years old, we managed symptoms until he was 5 and then finally decided to bite the bullet and agreed removing adenoids (not tonsils as they were ok) and grommets on both ears, ever since he is sleeping perfectly. So In hindsight we thought it was a good decision to opt for surgery but, recently we found another cure for adenoids while have to deal with the same problem now for our daughter who is only 17 months old.

My daughter started developing snoring and ear infections so often that we had to get her admitted into children's hospital and did sleep study , although sleep study didn't show much of a problem sleep physicians suggested to take adenoids out because of her recurrent ear infection. We were absolutely distressed.

Eventually my mum suggested to try traditional medicine which we did not try for our son.

The medicine is Honey, Ginger juice (few drops) and Lemon Juice (few drops), but a good quality organic honey, take nearly a tea spoonful and then add 3-4 drops of freshly squeezed ginger juice ( the best way to get juice out of ginger is to grate them finely and then squeeze them) and also add 3-4 drops of lemon juice, mix them and give it to your kid twice a day morning and evening before going to bed.

It did wonder for Evani and she has now stopped snoring all together, last week after stopping the honey for about a week and have been away on holidays, she had runny nose and snoring again and we started with the medicine and after 2 days she stopped snoring and no fever and runny nose.

I hope this remedy works for your kids as well.

Thanks, Arun